Ancient Rome

Poppaea Sabina: the Femme Fatale who Bewitched Nero

The birth of Poppea (in Latin Poppaea Sabina), has been set between 30 and 32 AD, daughter of Titus Ollius (praetor during the ruling of Tiberius) and Poppaea Sabina the Elder. Of…

The Sapphire of the Empire: the Exquisite Caligula’s Ring

During Autumn 2019, in London, a sapphire ring from the Malborough collection has been sold at the auction for 500,000 pounds, creating a big clamour. This marvellous jewel, a masterpiece in miniature…

The Wine Bottle from Speyer is the Oldest in the World

It is still uncertain when and how the man discovered for the very first time the excitement of having a glass of wine. It is hypothesised that our hunter-gatherer ancestors used to…

Legio IX Hispana: the Mysterious Roman Lost Legion

A cloud of mystery has only surrounded the disappearance in the II century AD of one of the most valorous legions of the Roman Empire known as the “Ninth Legion”, “Legio VIIII…

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